International Space Station utilization for radiometric calibration support to earth remote sensing programs

Thompson, Ambler; Datla, Raju; Saunders, Robert; Parr, Albert
January 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 504 Issue 1, p429
Academic Journal
The idea of utilizing the International Space Station (ISS) to provide a platform for manned and maintained NIST/SI traceable standard sensors in the visible, infrared, and microwave spectral regions to augment the spectral calibration of other remote sensing sensors is being well received in the calibration community. Review of the current state of the art in solar monitoring as evidenced by intercomparison between different satellite sensors for total solar irradiance, solar spectral irradiance and measured spectral irradiance versus reference spectra very much proves this point. Analysis of the Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) radiometer data to deduce global temperature trends also shows the dire need for a better calibration of these instruments flown on sequential satellites to a very high degree of accuracy. In this regard possible radiometric calibration missions on ISS as envisioned by NIST will be discussed. Also the current plan for a feasibility study for these missions on ISS that address issues such as ISS platform dynamics and contamination levels and effects will be discussed. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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